The program provides placement and support for children and adolescents and covers the areas of Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
The program provides care in emergency short or long term accommodation and support for children and young people. Children and young people are placed with carefully selected and trained care givers within the Community who have been recruited, assessed, trained and accredited through the Bridges Foster Care Program.
Children and young people may need care for a range of reasons including family conflict and breakdown, lack of family supports, natural parents who suffer from mental or physical illness or drug and alcohol addiction or abuse and neglect. Many of the children and young people are traumatised and often experience social, health, educational and behavioural difficulties. Despite this, all children and young people like having fun and have their own hopes and dreams for their future.
The Bridges Foster Care program is supported by the Victorian Government
Bridges relies on people in the community to volunteer their homes and their time as foster carers. Our carers are recruited, trained, assessed through an accredited program and supported by program staff to provide a safe, secure and supportive home environment for our young people in care. To keep doing this, Bridges are looking to recruit all different types of families and households to take on this very important role.
Foster Carers provide short or long time care (depending on need) for children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years.